Savory Vegan Recipes to Freshen Spring

April 30, 2012

Marla Meridith and Family Fresh Cooking present Spring Bouqet PopsiclesWith temperatures rising, the sun shining, the trees budding and flowers blooming we all are appreciating the transition from winter to spring more and more. What’s a better way to embrace the season than with your taste buds? To help you get in the spring spirit, we will be posting fresh, vegan recipes. Not only will these recipes brighten your palate, but will also help you eat healthy, remain cruelty-free and show respect to the environment.

If you’re in the mood for something cool, why not try a Popsicle? Not only do they taste delicious, but also bring you back to your childhood. Here is a fun recipe thanks to Family Fresh Cooking. They’re so beautiful you might not even want to eat them. Check it out below to see what we mean!

Spring Bouquet Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
Yield: 6 popsicles
Serving Size: 1/3 cup

16 ounces Cold Water
1 ounce Orange Blossom Water
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Plain Stevia Drops or your favorite natural sweetener to taste (Honey would be great too) I used one full dropper of stevia.
A handful of Organic Edible Flowers, rinsed and remove petals

Marla Meridith and Family Fresh Cooking present Spring Bouqet PopsiclesMETHOD:
Have pop molds handy and make sure you have room in your freezer. Combine water, orange blossom water and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste. Pour mixture into molds. Freeze without sticks and petals for about 1 hour. Remove from freezer and add flower petals. You can push them into the molds with the help of a long, skinny spoon or pop stick. Make sure the flowers are scattered throughout the pops. Add sticks and freeze for 2-3 hours more until solid.

You can use dixie cups or purchase pop molds at our store.

Marla Meridith is the creator, photographer, stylist and go to gal behind the blog Family Fresh Cooking. She believes in real, whole foods for a happy, healthy, high energy life. She is obsessed with her family, food, travel, and coffee. Look for her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon too.

Photo Credit: Marla Meridith Photography